Toolangi Sculpture Trail 2016 will bring the local community of Toolangi, Yarra Valley and the Kinglake Ranges together through a program of artistic and environmental events that will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the International Sculpture Event UNESCO.


With the beautiful backdrop of Toolangi's Mountain Ash forests, a two week program of activities will unfold that will focus on a professional artist's residency; community sculpture activities; and a schools and youth education program. There will also be opportunities for visitors to participate in environmental art workshops, learn Indigenous weaving, take day and night tours of the forest, and learn about country through Indigenous storytelling, artist and environmentalist talks, and much more! One of the most exciting aspects of all this is the opportunity for everyone to take a guided tour of the trail and directly experience the creation of contemporary art right before their eyes!

These amazing activities are scheduled for 6 – 20 November and we need your help to make it all a reality. Your contribution will provide invaluable support to survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009 and help to strengthen the communities of the Rivers and Ranges.

Can you help with your time or expertise?

TST16 needs:

  • Tour leaders to guide groups through the trail to observe the artists at work;

  • Assistants to the artists in collecting materials for their sculptures;

  • Assistants to the artists who have appropriate tickets, qualifications and experience in chainsaw operation (groundwork), and tree climbers to assist artists with the creation and installation of their work. This is a rare opportunity to work 1:1 with professional environmental artists

  • Assistants for the schools workshops working with artist Avis Gardner in assembling sculptures, and Bernie Mace in forest tours; 

  • First aid officers; 

  • Mini bus driving; 

  • Catering; 

  • Audience wrangling etc. 

  • General areas of project administration, publicity, promotion and tech savvy folk!

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